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Kitchen's Menu for a Better Austin
Former state rep kicks off District 5 campaign
"...In this South Austin district, few things illustrate the rapid changes better than..."

June 20, 2014 News Post by Amy Smith

Point Austin: The Way We Were
In Austin's politics of nostalgia, the truth is a frequent casualty
"...the sort of time-warp two-step that so often marks Austin politics, as the Kim campaign attacked Shade for allegedly..."

May 2, 2008 News Column by Michael King

It Gets BetterToday!
The anti-bullying campaign comes to town
"...The It Gets Better team crashes into Austin today, 4pm at the Long..."

Feb. 7, 2013 Qmmunity Post by Liz Williams

Point Austin: A Grain of Salt
Do endorsements really matter?
"...This week, thanks to Wells Dunbar, we have a..."

March 21, 2008 News Column by Michael King

Point Austin: Campaign Trailing
A few notes from the run-up to your own participatory government
"...forums in the last couple of weeks were the Better Austin Today Political Action Committee March 22 event and..."

April 3, 2009 News Column by Michael King

A Better Tomorrow
For years, the city of Austin's arts funding process has been mired in perpetual gloom, but with the city reviewing its Cultural Contracts Program, artists and arts companies talking with each other about collaborations and a shared vision of what the arts mean to Austin, there are glimmers of light on the city's arts funding horizon.
"...For years, the city of Austin's arts funding process has been mired in perpetual gloom...."

Oct. 11, 2002 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Better All the Time
Cabaret and musical legend Barbara Cook is still learning
"...stage treasure, performing at Bass tonight, insists she's a better singer today than she was five years ago...."

Sept. 19, 2013 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Point Austin: The Process, Part II
After some procedural and PR bumps, City Council moves to name a new city manager
"...By the time you read this, Austin will presumably have a new city manager – either..."

Jan. 18, 2008 News Column by Michael King

BATPAC Endorsements Today
Presser a little after noon, today.
"...The Better Austin Today PAC will issue their endorsements at a..."

March 18, 2008 News Post by Wells Dunbar

BATPAC Swoops Into Austin
POW! SOCK! BATPAC comes out fighting.
"...Da-nah-nuh-nah-nuh-nah-nuh-nah-nuh! Da-nah-nuh-nah-nuh-nah-nuh-nah-nuh! BATPAC! The somewhat dubiously dubbed BATPAC, or Better Austin Today political action committee makes their inaugural appearance..."

Jan. 8, 2008 News Post by Wells Dunbar

'Point Austin' Missed Point
"...Dear Editor, Re: “Point Austin: Expiation Day” [News, March 11]: It's a miracle. Michael..."

March 15, 2011 Postmarks

Point Austin: The Process
There's been audible grumbling that city manager selection process has been insufficiently "public"
" to select seven semifinalists for the position of Austin's new city manager, and by the time you read..."

Jan. 11, 2008 News Column by Michael King

Austin Tomorrow
Building on the Past
"...November bonds runs along the border between different cities: Austin Tomorrow, the paradisiacal product of future Smart Growth, and..."

Oct. 23, 1998 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Here Today, There Tomorrow
Austin ISD Schools grapple with high student turnover – and all its consequences
"...Gloria shrugs. "As soon as they can afford something better, they leave."Internal Migrations..."

March 11, 2005 News Feature by Rachel Proctor May

Celebrity, South Austin Style
The Mayor of South Austin
"...When Danny Young talks about his arrival in South Austin from Kingsville 23 years ago, he doesn't simply say..."

Dec. 4, 1998 News Feature

"Juntos/Together" Ties Austin's Activist Past and Present
Shedding light on action & initiatives by local minority communities
"...police brutality against minority community members, and a changing Austin landscape in response to gentrification are familiar recent headlines...."

March 28, 2018 Arts Post by Acacia Coronado

The News Gets Better
Austin's 1997 in Review
"...photograph by Fred Plaschek January..."

Jan. 9, 1998 Music Feature by Michael Bertin

Council Recap: A Not-Just-Symbolic Promise to Lift Up Black Austin
Apologies and remedies for a long legacy of oppression
"...The Austin City Council has officially apologized for the role the..."

March 5, 2021 News Post by Austin Sanders

Gwendolyn's Sword
A well-researched and swiftly paced historical novel for grown-up girls who dreamed of being knights
"...and Lord of the Rings so the girls had better parts – the adventure-sword-and-dragon girls – they'll be wistfully..."

Dec. 11, 2015 Arts Feature by Rosalind Faires

Still No Jug: The Original South Austin Jug Band Returns
It's a one-off for now, but cross your fingers
"...Some 11 years ago, the South Austin Jug Band first appeared on the local scene. That's..."

Aug. 1, 2012 Music Post by Jim Caligiuri

Austin @ Large: Austin at Large
Thoughts on land use, social justice, and making Austin look, feel, and work better.
" week two, there being no City Council meeting today (Thursday). With the Budget Monster due to be unleashed..."

July 25, 2003 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Austin @ Large: Austin at Large
Sending Out an SOS: Can the Fractured Austin Polis Find a Common Future?
"...last week with the launch of the LiveableCity campaign/coalition/movement, Austinites think the environment is important to our quality of..."

July 5, 2002 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Twenty Years Ago Today
The 2001/2002 Austin Music Awards
"..."Where are we going today Mr. Peabody?"..."

March 8, 2002 Music Feature by Michael Bertin

National Dog Day the Austin Way
Show some love to your animal friends on their special day
"...In uber-dog-friendly Austin, there are a million ways to celebrate National Dog..."

Aug. 26, 2021 Events Post by Katherine McNevins

If the Horns Basketball Season Ended Today
Impressive season-ending stretch needed
"...on that overwrought sports hypothetical: If the season ended today …..."

Feb. 9, 2012 Sports Post by Russ Espinoza

Meet Me at Waterloo Records: Playing, Shopping, and Encountering Life-Changing Moments at the Heart of Austin Music
Influential Austin characters reminice on 40 years of playing, shopping, and encountering life-changing moments at the heart of Austin music
"...christening scheduled for historic Hemisfair Park via an Alamo City/Austin dual commemoration, Freedom Fest: Arc Angels, Stray Cats, Cheap..."

April 8, 2022 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez
Everything needs to be online now. Austin is a world-renowned tech capital. Why can’t the city get it right?
"...15 to make appointments for the COVID-19 vaccine on Austin Public Health's webpage were kicked out of the sign-up..."

June 11, 2021 News Feature by Brant Bingamon

The Satire's Still Timely in Gilbert & Sullivan Austin's Iolanthe
And the topsy-turvy team's show delivers a fanciful fairy tale, to boot
"...Gilbert & Sullivan Austin, which has been serving up its own tributes to..."

June 21, 2019 Arts Feature by M. Brianna Stallings

Gary Hart Biopic The Front Runner to Close Austin Film Festival
New films by Yorgos Lanthimos, Asghar Farhadi added to fest
"...with some Oscar nominees and winners at this year's Austin Film Festival. The festival dedicated to the work of..."

Sept. 12, 2018 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Women's March in Austin Does Its Part in Historic Day of Protest
As many as 50,000 participated locally in anti-Trump demonstration
" 50,000 people descended on the Texas State Capitol today to protest the Trump presidency...."

Jan. 21, 2017 News Post by Sarah Marloff

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